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Messages - Russell Sova

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1980. You can get a replacement neck from Warmouth I think. You have to draw out your own headstock on the blank, but with a jigsaw it's not too tough. You could pay a woodworking shop to cut that out to the original shape. Just take your old one with you.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / replacement nut and bridge
« on: August 17, 2005, 05:26:06 AM »
I have a T24 and I didn't think the nut or the bridge were cheap. The nut on mine is just as good two years later as when I bought it and the bridge is, too, That nut can be replaced as well as the whole bridge. They're still great instruments for the price and with round wounds you can get an upright like tone.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / neck pocket?
« on: August 06, 2005, 06:50:33 AM »
Either way. If you measure from the center you'd need to find the mid line and measure from there.I'd make a lot of measurements to find themiddle if you do it that way. With a micrometer it would probably be easier to just measure the neck itself. The rounded parts you might find with that plastic gadget the mapmakers use that has all the rounded curves on it. I Can't think of the name of that thing, but they're sold in all college book stores and used in math.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / neck pocket?
« on: August 05, 2005, 06:39:03 AM »
That's a tough one. You'll need to get something to measure it with that measures in at least 1/32. It may be possible to use a micrometer, you just spead the pins out and read the distance between.

Sorry I didn't check this out sooner. Busy in summer.

I play bass and live near Cleveland. I'd like to get a jazz thing going. I'm 49 and have played off and on for....gets out calculator...a long time.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Bassist what do people think of them?
« on: August 03, 2005, 12:56:13 PM »
Maybe it depends on the music, but I think playing the bass is one of the coolest hobbies a person can have. Tell people and look at their response. Most hobbies people think are pathetic except for maybe flyfishing or golfing. Playing the bass is very cool. In jazz it's one of the absolute defining instruments. Learn to walk it. I've had women do the wolf whistle thing while walking the bass in a solo.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / HELP!!! Looking for lost Bass Model!!!
« on: August 03, 2005, 12:51:44 PM »
Maybe you could describe the shape and the headstock, etc. You can check out the Washburn book that came several years ago. Get it via interlibrary loan, it's a great book for researching their stuff.

Those are nice basses, but I heard that some had electronic problems. These might have gotten fixed by the time the '02 models came out. After a while you'll need an amp with more watts. Start out reading music and fool around noodling in your spare time. In about a year or two you'll be able to play out. Also, it's important to know the chord patterns for walking. Good deal?

That's a nice looking bass. I'll bet with some replacement pickups it'd be road worthy.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / damaged AB 40 : what you think ?
« on: June 09, 2005, 07:06:41 PM »
Absolutely not. You can get an AB 40 on eBay for about the same price undamaged. Somebody fell on that one or something. Why buy it?

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / This old washburn???
« on: May 27, 2005, 07:33:29 AM »
The first two numbers on the serial number tell the year.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Replacement Neck
« on: April 01, 2005, 08:41:27 AM »
They turn up on ebay a couple times a year. Keep checking every week until you nail one.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / T24
« on: March 30, 2005, 04:23:53 PM »
Under 8 lbs. A dream to play. It has a smooth warm, tone due to the mahogany, the neck through and the pickups. I switched it to flat wounds and it can get an upright like tone on my amp or a rock tone with the original round wounds.

Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / T24: Variations in body type?
« on: March 16, 2005, 08:33:04 AM »
They are stained mahogany. My T24 has beautiful swirling grain that is unlike any I've seen in photos. They all have Grovers. I wouldn't get rid of it for any amount. It plays fast, sounds rich. With a little tone shaping it is the clearest bass sound I've heard.

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